Hyderabad: Following the reports regarding the night-time closures on the roads in the Secunderabad Cantonment Board(SCB), the Southern Command Headquarters has ordered the Secunderabad Military station to lift the restrictions imposed on the roads on Thursday.
The roads in the SCB had restricted access for over 25 days after the Pulwama attack, while public roads in all the other cantonments were open. The decision to lift the restrictions should give immense relief to the lakhs of civilians staying on the eastern side of the cantonment, and also to visitors to these areas from the western side.
Members from Federation of North Eastern Colonies of Secunderabad(FNECS) are requesting the army to reopen the rest of the closed roads as well, as per the orders issued by the Ministry of Defence in May 2018. The roads at Lakdawala Crossing, Ammuguda Crossing, and Eagle Chowk Cross-ing in the Secunderabad Cantonment still have walls restricting access and have remained closed for a few years now. All these roads served as important arteries for civilian traffic and public transport.
Defense Official from the SCB said that all the restrictions that were imposed during the high-security alert will be lifted entirely by Friday....